With wildfire smoke covering the Twin Cities, health impacts can be significant

Shawna Sheppard, a respiratory therapist at Hennepin Healthcare, said the youth sports community should take the air quality seriously.

“If I were a coach or parent of one of those kids, I wouldn’t want them outside for more than an hour. It’s just so thick,” Sheppard said. “I just worry that these kids could get sick and kids with asthma might have a chance of being even sicker.”